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Embroidery Machines for Dummies...

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Re: Embroidery Machines for Dummies
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 16:42:43 PM »
I too spent part of my inheritance on upgrading my machine and buying a Bernina 570QE with the embroidery unit.  Nearly a year later I am just starting to get to grips with it but I am still finalising the Estate and have been researching stabilisers and techniques.  Having recovered well from my hip replacement I am now ready to book my day at Bernina on the embroidery unit.  I have several ideas of things that I want to do but in the meantime I am handsewing hexes and intend to practise small designs on the plain centres in some places.

BrendaP

Re: Embroidery Machines for Dummies
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2017, 17:13:44 PM »
Reads Brenda's post and thinks 'yes, sensible, just a pricey toy you wouldn't use'

Looks at Bodgeit's pic and thinks 'oh, I like that'

Exactly!  I'm not saying don't get one, it's just that I could think of lots of other things to spend all that money on
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What I would like are the skills to use any old machine for free motion thread sketching/thread painting. :P
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Embroidery Machines for Dummies
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2017, 17:23:22 PM »
A bargain here  for anyone that lives down that way...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282523732699